ST. PETER PARISH LENTEN MISSION
With Archbishop Emeritus Robert J. Carlson
Monday – Wednesday // March 19 - 22, 2023
10:00 a.m. Mass & Talk // 7:00 p.m. Talk & Benediction
St. Peter Parish is delighted and honored to have Archbishop Emeritus Robert J. Carlson lead us in our Lenten Parish Mission this year.
• To help prepare us for the Mission, Archbishop Carlson will preach at all of our Masses on the weekend of March 18 & 19.
• Archbishop Carlson will offer his Lenten Mission Talks on Monday & Wednesday mornings following a special 10:00 a.m. Mass.
• For those who cannot join us for the morning Mass, Archbishop Carlson will offer his Lenten Talk again on Sunday and Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m., followed by Benediction.
Wednesday evening will be a Communal Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.
• All are welcome. Please spread the word. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join us.
• The Masses, Talks and Benediction will be in our beautiful Church…plenty of room for all!
Here’s a little background on Archbishop Carlson.
The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, born on June 30, 1944, is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1970, for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He went on to receive a master’s degree in divinity from St. Paul Seminary in 1976 and a licentiate in canon law from the Catholic University of America in 1979. Ordained as an auxiliary bishop for his home archdiocese in 1984, he went on to serve as Bishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, (1994-2005) and the Bishop of Saginaw, Michigan (2005-2009).
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson was installed as Archbishop of St. Louis on June 10, 2009. Archbishop Carlson’s passion for education, vocations, youth ministry and priestly formation have contributed to the growth and vitality of all the Dioceses he has served. Archbishop Carlson serves on several committees. He previously served as chair of the USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations and as co-chair of the Mission Advisory Committee for the Institute for Priestly Formation.
Archbishop Carlson received the Interfaith Partnership Award in September, 2011. He was also honored with receiving the Joseph Cardinal Ritter Award in February, 2012, the Sister Mary Ann Eckhoff Leadership Award in April, 2012, the Service to the Community Award from the Ecumenical Leadership Council in May, 2012, the Order of Saint Louis King Award in November, 2015 and the Luminary Award for Criminal Justice in June, 2017.
Archbishop Carlson was granted retirement as Archbishop of St. Louis on June 10, 2022.